Leah Remini - Troublemaker

Discussion in 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' started by MagicRose99, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    Has anyone read Leah's book, Troublemaker? I've started the audio book and to hear the story in her own voice is really interesting and holding my attention. She has a "No Holds Barred" approach in telling her side, which includes her issues and faults as well as her families.
     


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    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    Apparently, she really doesn't like Tom Cruise...
     
  3. Catmammy

    Catmammy Opinionated and Owning It

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    Apparently she really feels she has reason not to because of her experiences with him and his hard core connection to Scientology.
     
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    JDG Websleuther

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    Are there any soft core Scientologists? Perhaps not
     
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  5. Nova

    Nova Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE Leah Remini! I confess it. I watched every year of KING OF QUEENS just because she was in it.

    Also watching every episode of her Scientology show, even though the stories of apostates are pretty much all the same after awhile.
     
  6. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    I like her, too, because of her honesty and her bravery dealing with Scientology. She is up against a no-holds-barred type organization, IMO, and she knows better than a lot of us, IMO, what danger she could encounter -- she's already been threatened and back-stabbed, etc. She is trying to tell the world the horrors and negative whatever-all that organization can and does do to individuals, families, etc., etc.
     
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    Catmammy Opinionated and Owning It

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    Well, she's certainly opened my eyes. And what convinces me more than anything that Scientology is a tax exempt CULT is that it is the only "religion" that recognizes NO higher power. NONE. Other than L Ron Hubbard. And, I guess, the mighty mighty dollar that allows them to get their way. Scary, disquieting stuff.
     
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    Operation Clambake and www dot xenu dot net may be of interest to some.

    Very informative re: Scientology beliefs and practices.
     
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    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Excellent post, Catmammy!
     
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  10. bob61

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    GO LEAH GO , love her . she is the reason I watch “ king of queens “ she is beautiful , smart , funny & sexy as hell . seems to be a no nonsense type of woman . been watching her Scientology show & her warning to all as too what a fraud the church really is , I hope she can do some serious damage to the cult & bring them down .
     
  11. Nova

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    Some branches of Buddhism don't really include a "higher power" in their theology. Even the "Buddha", in sects that emphasize him, is a great teacher, not a deity in the monotheist sense.
     
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    Catmammy Opinionated and Owning It

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    I understand what you're saying. While some Buddhists do not believe in an omnipotent deity, they do believe in the higher power of enlightenment.
     
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    Leah Remini is an exceptionally brave woman to be taking on an organization like Scientology. Their power is almost to the point of surpassing that of the Vatican. But the difference is that they don’t try to hide all of their dirty laundry. They both have skeletons in their closet, but Scientology tends to add bodies that are still breathing on a daily basis. Anyone who is willing to go up against something like that, has guts that would stretch to Neptune and back about 50 times.
     
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    I agree; just look at their history of criminal bullying of government officials, justice department officials saying that they did not prosecute because they didn't want to lose. What cowardice! I don't get TV.
     
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    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    bbm
    That would be a big, bit hit, and one that IMO absolutely should be done, but what would it take to get COS removed from tax-free religious status? Does anyone out there know?
     
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    She talked it about such on her television show, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to regurgitate it back to you. Perhaps another person can give you a succinct answer.
     
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    Along the lines of -- it's determined that Sciencetology is a business but not a church.

    Marty Rathbun’s project becomes clear: Someone’s worried about Scientology & the IRS | The Underground Bunker

    No idea how that would be determined? If there is no higher power? Or are the extra-terrestials their higher power? Haven't read about that part in a long time.

    We see this organization as a business, but I suppose you/someone might see my denomination as a business?

    Then again, where is Shelly Miscavige?

    https://jezebel.com/scientology-attorney-demands-jezebel-remove-our-story-o-1831229261
     
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